We are highly experienced at drafting, negotiating and modifying custom and form contracts for construction projects, including design-build contracts, GMP contracts, construction manager agreements, architectural/engineering contracts, and other agreements.
Experienced Trial Lawyers Handling Contract Claims
If you are negotiating a contract or if you have become involved in a dispute over a construction agreement or any other aspect of a construction project, you need attorneys who know construction. Our attorneys represent project owners, insurers, as well as architects/engineers, construction managers, and contractors, in a wide range of construction litigation.
Litigating on Behalf of Owners, Contractors, and Other Parties
Much of construction litigation involves disputes over the alleged breach of construction contracts. These contracts may be extraordinarily complex and sophisticated or relatively simple. Common claims include:
- Extra work: We handle disputes addressing whether ordered work was within the scope of the initial contract or outside it.
- Delay and interference: When a project is delayed, the financial impact on the several parties committed to the project can be considerable. We litigate claims over the alleged failure of owners to acquire sites, obtain permits, coordinate contractors, and process change orders; the alleged failure of construction managers and contractors to timely progress the job; and the alleged failure of architects or engineers to properly design the project.
- Design and construction defects: Our attorneys are experienced at litigating disputes among owners, designers, and contractors over allegations of errors and omissions in design and defective work on the project.
- Contractor default: A contractor’s default on its obligations, whether actual or alleged, can have enormous financial consequences for the owner, contractor, and other participants in a construction project. We handle such situations and, when necessary, litigation arising out of them.